Planted aquarium pilot try (phase 2)
Yes. Finally I go and get this fella, an aquatic plant tweezer. This should aids me well in finishing my aquarium. Got this at The Pet Safari again.
Since, I’m there, I just browse around the shop to see if there is any other thing that I’d like to buy. Remembering the comment about CO2 left by demononion in the very first entry of Planted aquarium pilot try, I decided to get one.
Anyway, getting the pressurized CO2 system is quite costly. The CO2 tank, needle valve, bubble counter – all has quite high price tag, which are designed for large aquarium. Mine one is quite small. This CO2 system that use fermantation is enough I guess for now, and it can provide a continous CO2 supply for a month.
I also get this water test kit. Been reading a lot about water hardness, PH level, ammonia level, nitrite level etc. I guess I just want to do a little practical session with this too.
Darn…. I look like a scientist having all of these things.
Things that I will experiment
- Find the time when the aquarium has cycled – i.e ammonia and nitrite level is low
- Check the amount of CO2 to be diffused. Excess CO2 will raise the PH level (i.e more alkaline).
Finally, I also bought this plant (don’t know the name), to be put inside the planting rock.
I have all the equipment ready. Let the work begins. First thing, test and get familiar of using tweezer. Man. It’s really easy to insert plant into substrate using this. It is a must if you are planning to do aquatic plants planting.
3 hours later, my aquarium finally finished. I will wait for my aquarium to mature before introducing fishes in. That will take 3 weeks I think.
As what I read from the website, I will give 2 days for the plants to heal. And on the third day, I will set up the CO2 system that I bought.
Read the rest of the stories relating to this planted aquarium project:
- Getting things for pilot try of planted aquarium
- Setting up planted aquarium (phase 1)
- Setting up planted aquarium (stranded)
- Setting up planted aquarium (phase 2)
- Final goods shopping for this aquarium
- Experimenting with water temperature
- Installing CO2 system
- Fermentation started, CO2 bubbles start flowing in
- More CO2 bubbles
- Worrying about pH and excess CO2 over the night
- Getting aquarium cleaners
- Getting final fishes for the aquarium
- Plants trimming